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Old 02-10-2009, 12:00 AM   #1
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LXer: Phishing for Free Software

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I wanted to view the Wikipedia article on OpenOffice recently, so I googled ‘openoffice’, correctly assuming that the link I was looking for would be near the top of the results. While doing this, I noticed that a Google query for OpenOffice also turns up a couple of paid sponsored links. But can you trust the links and associated downloads? Here are some thoughts.

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Don't you know that you should never enter the word 'free' into any search engine, or to ever believe it when it is stated by salesmen or on credit card applications. 'free' means a trap, that's the simple truth. If you want openoffice search for 'openoffice' or go to


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